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Aug 2014

Zayed Future Energy Prize Brings in Record 597 Submissions

14 August 2014 | Posted by Zachary

Zayed Future Energy Prize Brings in Record 597 Submissions

The 7th annual Zayed Future Energy Prize is going to be a big one, and I'm already excited. Submissions recently closed, and the Zayed Future Energy Prize team today announced that it received a record 597 submissions. In addition, nominations for the Lifetime Achievement category totaled 514! Submissions came from 106 countries.

It must be a very difficult task to go through all of them and choose the top cleantech and sustainability leaders. 

Compared to last year, teh Zayed Future Energy Prize crew has seen an increase in submissions of about 26%. Breaking down the submissions by category, a press release states:

"The Global High Schools category increased by 17 per cent worldwide, with a 75 per cent rise in entries from the Pacific Islands and Australia, the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) category increased by 34 per cent with 331 submissions, 35 per cent from North and Latin America. Non-governmental organisations increased by 39 per cent with 139 submissions, a notable portion from Europe and the Americas, whilst Large Corporations drew its highest numbers from Asia more specifically China and Japan."

“The Zayed Future Energy Prize offers the opportunity to be part of an extraordinary global journey and a shared vision of a better world," Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of the Republic of Iceland and Chair of the Prize Jury, said. "The preliminary analysis of submissions for the 2015 Prize is a positive indicator of how countries around the world are empowering entrepreneurship, innovation and youth engagement, and pledging their commitment to economic growth by embracing new, critically important sectors.”

“With every edition, the Prize is reaching out to a broader audience driven by continuing growth in entries from emerging markets and united by a global resolve to seek sustainable solutions to the energy challenges the world currently faces," Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Director General of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, said. "The response to the 2015 edition of the Prize is a reflection of the transformation taking place around the world in the renewable energy domain. This is a welcome endorsement of the UAE leadership’s continued commitment to empowering global communities and implementing sustainability practices both at home and abroad.”

Indeed, in the first year of the Prize, 2009, there was one winner and one runner up; in each 2010 and 2011, there was one winner and two runners up; in 2012, there were 3 winners in 2012; in 2013, there were 4 corporate or organizational winners + 4 high school winners, and in 2014, there were 4 corporate or organizational winners + 5 high school winners. I have been curious to find out if there will be any additional categories and more winners in 2015!

Here's the full press release: 

ZAYED FUTURE ENERGY PRIZE ATTRACTS RECORD NUMBERS IN SEVENTH YEAR

Prize receives 597 global submissions and 514 lifetime achievement nominations from 106 countries

Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world’s preeminent award for innovation in renewable energy and sustainability, closed for submissions on 14 July with a record 597 submissions and 514 lifetime achievement nominations from 106 countries worldwide, registering the highest number of global entries in the Prize’s seven year history.

In comparison with 2014, a preliminary analysis of the 2015 submissions indicates a 26 per cent increase globally, with over 120 submissions from Latin American nations alone. The Global High Schools category increased by 17 per cent worldwide, with a 75 per cent rise in entries from the Pacific Islands and Australia, the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) category increased by 34 per cent with 331 submissions, 35 per cent from North and Latin America. Non-governmental organisations increased by 39 per cent with 139 submissions, a notable portion from Europe and the Americas, whilst Large Corporations drew its highest numbers from Asia more specifically China and Japan.

The uptake in Prize entries mirrors the growing international focus on renewable energy as validated by a Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) report, which points out a 33 per cent increase in global clean energy investments in Q2 versus Q1 2014.

As part of the 2015 global outreach campaign, the Prize participated in prominent renewable energy panel discussions and high-profile events such as the Kyoto Smart City Expo 2014 in Japan, Bloomberg New Energy Finance summit (BNEF) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum in New York. A high-level delegation from the Prize also hosted and attended events and meetings with key entities and organisations in Latin America and Africa. The Prize strategic partners such as the World Bank and IFC supported the Prize outreach by hosting panels and meetings with key industry leaders in the Americas.

His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of the Republic of Iceland and Chair of the Prize Jury, said: “The Zayed Future Energy Prize offers the opportunity to be part of an extraordinary global journey and a shared vision of a better world. The preliminary analysis of submissions for the 2015 Prize is a positive indicator of how countries around the world are empowering entrepreneurship, innovation and youth engagement, and pledging their commitment to economic growth by embracing new, critically important sectors.”

Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Director General of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, said: “With every edition, the Prize is reaching out to a broader audience driven by continuing growth in entries from emerging markets and united by a global resolve to seek sustainable solutions to the energy challenges the world currently faces. The response to the 2015 edition of the Prize is a reflection of the transformation taking place around the world in the renewable energy domain. This is a welcome endorsement of the UAE leadership’s continued commitment to empowering global communities and implementing sustainability practices both at home and abroad.”

The Zayed Future Energy Prize has gained international recognition as a catalyst for innovation in the renewable energy and sustainability sectors. Since its launch in 2008, the Prize has recognised more than 30 innovators, and reached the lives of millions of people in communities worldwide.

Winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2015 will be announced at the awards ceremony scheduled for January 19, following the opening ceremony of the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

For more information on the prize, please visit www.ZFEP.ae

Stay connected at www.facebook.com/TZFEP and www.twitter.com/zfep

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Zayed Future Energy Prize Brings in Record 597 Submissions

14 Aug 2014 | Posted by Zachary

The 7th annual Zayed Future Energy Prize is going to be a big one, and I'm already excited. Submissions recently closed, and the Zayed Future Energy Prize team today announced that it received a record 597 submissions. In addition, nominations for the Lifetime Achievement category totaled 514! Submissions came from 106 countries.

It must be a very difficult task to go through all of them and choose the top cleantech and sustainability leaders. 

Compared to last year, teh Zayed Future Energy Prize crew has seen an increase in submissions of about 26%. Breaking down the submissions by category, a press release states:

"The Global High Schools category increased by 17 per cent worldwide, with a 75 per cent rise in entries from the Pacific Islands and Australia, the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) category increased by 34 per cent with 331 submissions, 35 per cent from North and Latin America. Non-governmental organisations increased by 39 per cent with 139 submissions, a notable portion from Europe and the Americas, whilst Large Corporations drew its highest numbers from Asia more specifically China and Japan."

“The Zayed Future Energy Prize offers the opportunity to be part of an extraordinary global journey and a shared vision of a better world," Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of the Republic of Iceland and Chair of the Prize Jury, said. "The preliminary analysis of submissions for the 2015 Prize is a positive indicator of how countries around the world are empowering entrepreneurship, innovation and youth engagement, and pledging their commitment to economic growth by embracing new, critically important sectors.”

“With every edition, the Prize is reaching out to a broader audience driven by continuing growth in entries from emerging markets and united by a global resolve to seek sustainable solutions to the energy challenges the world currently faces," Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Director General of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, said. "The response to the 2015 edition of the Prize is a reflection of the transformation taking place around the world in the renewable energy domain. This is a welcome endorsement of the UAE leadership’s continued commitment to empowering global communities and implementing sustainability practices both at home and abroad.”

Indeed, in the first year of the Prize, 2009, there was one winner and one runner up; in each 2010 and 2011, there was one winner and two runners up; in 2012, there were 3 winners in 2012; in 2013, there were 4 corporate or organizational winners + 4 high school winners, and in 2014, there were 4 corporate or organizational winners + 5 high school winners. I have been curious to find out if there will be any additional categories and more winners in 2015!

Here's the full press release: 

ZAYED FUTURE ENERGY PRIZE ATTRACTS RECORD NUMBERS IN SEVENTH YEAR

Prize receives 597 global submissions and 514 lifetime achievement nominations from 106 countries

Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world’s preeminent award for innovation in renewable energy and sustainability, closed for submissions on 14 July with a record 597 submissions and 514 lifetime achievement nominations from 106 countries worldwide, registering the highest number of global entries in the Prize’s seven year history.

In comparison with 2014, a preliminary analysis of the 2015 submissions indicates a 26 per cent increase globally, with over 120 submissions from Latin American nations alone. The Global High Schools category increased by 17 per cent worldwide, with a 75 per cent rise in entries from the Pacific Islands and Australia, the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) category increased by 34 per cent with 331 submissions, 35 per cent from North and Latin America. Non-governmental organisations increased by 39 per cent with 139 submissions, a notable portion from Europe and the Americas, whilst Large Corporations drew its highest numbers from Asia more specifically China and Japan.

The uptake in Prize entries mirrors the growing international focus on renewable energy as validated by a Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) report, which points out a 33 per cent increase in global clean energy investments in Q2 versus Q1 2014.

As part of the 2015 global outreach campaign, the Prize participated in prominent renewable energy panel discussions and high-profile events such as the Kyoto Smart City Expo 2014 in Japan, Bloomberg New Energy Finance summit (BNEF) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum in New York. A high-level delegation from the Prize also hosted and attended events and meetings with key entities and organisations in Latin America and Africa. The Prize strategic partners such as the World Bank and IFC supported the Prize outreach by hosting panels and meetings with key industry leaders in the Americas.

His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of the Republic of Iceland and Chair of the Prize Jury, said: “The Zayed Future Energy Prize offers the opportunity to be part of an extraordinary global journey and a shared vision of a better world. The preliminary analysis of submissions for the 2015 Prize is a positive indicator of how countries around the world are empowering entrepreneurship, innovation and youth engagement, and pledging their commitment to economic growth by embracing new, critically important sectors.”

Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Director General of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, said: “With every edition, the Prize is reaching out to a broader audience driven by continuing growth in entries from emerging markets and united by a global resolve to seek sustainable solutions to the energy challenges the world currently faces. The response to the 2015 edition of the Prize is a reflection of the transformation taking place around the world in the renewable energy domain. This is a welcome endorsement of the UAE leadership’s continued commitment to empowering global communities and implementing sustainability practices both at home and abroad.”

The Zayed Future Energy Prize has gained international recognition as a catalyst for innovation in the renewable energy and sustainability sectors. Since its launch in 2008, the Prize has recognised more than 30 innovators, and reached the lives of millions of people in communities worldwide.

Winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2015 will be announced at the awards ceremony scheduled for January 19, following the opening ceremony of the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

For more information on the prize, please visit www.ZFEP.ae

Stay connected at www.facebook.com/TZFEP and www.twitter.com/zfep

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